COP25

The time to act is now! The world’s most important event on climate change will be held in Chile from December 2 to 13, summoning more than 25,000 participants from all over the planet. Let's make Chile an example to the world!

 

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During the COP25, work will be done to achieve significant progress in the protection and sustainable development of several key issues for the future of our planet:

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Fundamental to achieving sustainable development and to meet the ambitious goal of achieving a coal-free energy matrix by 2040, Chile has achieved a rapid conversion towards renewable energies without the need for direct subsidies. In fact, Chile led Bloomberg’s Climatescope 2018 ranking, as the most attractive country for its development. Despite this, today we are only taking advantage of 12 GW of our potential which exceeds 1,800 GW.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Circular Economy is a model that proposes a new paradigm of production and consumption in the world, promoting the reduction of inflows of virgin materials and waste that require final disposal. Circular Economy is a strategy that can support actions against climate change by reducting emissions from the extraction of raw materials, waste management and promotion of renewable energies.
ELECTRIC MOBILITY
Conventional mobility in cities is an important source of greenhouse gases and to reduce them, electric mobility arises as a great opportunity, especially if it goes hand in hand with the generation of energy from renewable sources. Santiago is decisively moving in this direction, by extending its Metro network and incorporating the largest fleet of electric buses in South America and the second largest fleet in the world after China.
MITIGATION
The mitigation of the impact of climate change, includes all those actions that can be implemented to avoid the increase of polluting emissions. These include all efforts to adopt behaviors in favor of energy efficiency, the development of energy generation from renewable sources, and the massification of electric mobility.
COP25 VISION
The whole world is livinig a process of transformation towards a truly sustainable development. Raising the levels of ambition with a balance between mitigation and adaptation is essential. For this purpose, we need the participation of both the States and local governments, and the private sector. The COP must encourage concrete climate action, ensuring an inclusive process for all parties and the formal integration of the scientific world and the private sector.
ADAPTATION
Adaptation to climate change includes all actions that help reduce the susceptibility to its consequences, such as reforestation, researching on possible catastrophes or temperature behavior.
OCEAN
The ocean mitigates climate change since it captures part of the greenhouse gases. However, this phenomenon generates an increase in its temperature, with consequences such as the rise in the sea level and changes in the marine ecosystem.
ANTARTICA
While the melting of the poles is a natural process, today this melting is occurring much faster than normal. The rise in the sea level, the deterioration of biodiversity, and changes in ecosystems are direct consequences of these alterations.
WATER
Water is vital for our planet; human beings and most of its biodiversity depend on it to live. Climate change and its effects on water cycles are generating extreme conditions, such as droughts and floods, endangering the survival of many species and people.
CITY
Large cities demand a large amount of resources and, at the same time, generate a large part of the percentage of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere. Therefore, it is vital to improve energy efficiency in transport and construction, as well as achieve sustainable growth aimed at low emission of pollutants.
ECOSYSTEM
The rise of the average temperature of our planet and its associated phenomena, brings important risks with it since it affects the delicate balance of many ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic.
BIODIVERSITY
Climate change generates varied consequences on the Earth's biological diversity, aggravating conservation problems and accelerating the extinction of many species. Therefore, measures aimed at protecting and using biodiversity in a sustainable manner must be adopted as soon as possible.

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Sustainable Development Goals, Enel Chile’s commitmente

After the results obtained from the UN call for a collective effort towards the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) on September 25, 2015, 193 world leaders approved the Agenda 2030, which includes 17 universally-applicable goals for transforming the world.

The 17 goals are aiming at a better world in which there is no more poverty. For this to become a reality, it is essential to foster economic growth and remedy the lack of accessibility to needs such as education, healthcare, social protection, energy, and job opportunities, while simultaneously incorporating actions against climate change and promoting environmental protection.

Enel Chile recognizes the historic opportunity presented by the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to overcome the primary challenges society is facing.

In particular, as part of the Enel Group, Enel Chile has undertaken to make specific contributions to six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: Quality education (SDG 4), Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9), Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13), without excluding the company’s contribution to reaching the rest of the goals. Furthermore, the commitment to the SDGs was a product of the definition of the sustainable business model, and they are therefore incorporated in Enel Chile’s strategic plan.

Sustainable Development Goals, Enel Chile’s commitment

Sustainable Development Goals, Enel Chile’s commitment